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Illinois Observes National Crime Victims' Rights Week as General Assembly Considers Constitutional Amendment to Enforce Crime Victim Rights

CHICAGO -- Victims of violent crimes and their families will take part in events across Illinois during National Crime Victims' Rights Week, April 22-28, to advocate for more effective and enforceable rights.

Illinois Crime Victims and Advocates Urge Approval of Constitutional Amendment to Enforce Crime Victims' Rights

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Crime victims, their families and other advocates for stronger, enforceable victims' rights today urged the Illinois Senate Executive Committee to approve a proposed amendment to the Illinois Constitution — Marsy's Law for Illinois — that would expand and enforce the right of victims and their families to participate more fully in criminal justice proceedings.

Illinois' Lobby Day, March 8th, 2012

Sen. Heather Steans (D-7th) spoke Thursday to supporters of “Marsy’s Law for Illinois” (HJRCA 29), a constitutional amendment that would make crime victims’ rights enforceable.